You may be eligible to receive compensation for some of the expenses you incurred as a direct result of the assault: lost wages, medical costs, private counseling expenses, etc. Connecticut’s Office of Victim Services has caring, compassionate and knowledgeable staff that can help you through the Victim Compensation Program.
Be treated with fairness and respect throughout the criminal justice process.
Have the case heard and resolved in a fair and reasonable amount of time.
Be reasonably protected from the offender throughout the criminal justice process.
Receive notification of court proceedings.
Attend the trial and all other court proceedings.
Communicate with the prosecution.
Have the opportunity to support or disagree with any agreement between the prosecutor and the offender, about the charges and sentence, and to make a statement to the court before it accepts the agreement.
Make a statement to the court at sentencing.
Be given information about the arrest, conviction, sentence, imprisonment and release of the offender.